This is a 5 minute writing exercise from Lisa-Jo Bakers Five Minute Friday. Five minutes of writing on the topic fall. Here goes.
“Did God really say you may not eat of the tree?”
Hmm. Now that the snake puts it that way, I’m not so sure. It seemed pretty clear at the time. Besides which, dear hubby was the one who got the instructions anyway. Maybe he wasn’t paying attention. I’m usually the details one out of us two anyway.
No, no. He did say not to eat it. Or to touch it. I’m not sure. But this serpent is confusing me. Maybe he’s right. And why not give it a try. It looks good. And how bad can it possibly be to know more than just good? Good, good, good – that’s what God said. But how can I know I don’t like evil if I haven’t even tried it? And besides which, if I don’t like it, I can just quit. Don’t have to try it ever again. And I bet Adam would like a bite. He prefers the redder fruits anyway.
Not so much a fall from grace as a leap, really.